Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How You Grow!

Mama's love documenting the growth of their little ones. It's hard not to photograph such a cutie's every move, new facial expression, and adventure. I've seen some mama's photograph their wee ones every week, some every month along side a special teddy or toy, and every day. I'm pretty sure that we will be doing a lot of each of those.

Mrs. Shortcake's post about BB Blocks got my crafty juices flowing because I figured that was an easy and quick project for me to take on while on maternity leave and it would serve as a "special something" to identify the bean's stage of growth. I also think they are adorable!

I headed over to Michael's about a week ago with a coupon in hand to pick up my supplies.  I selected the stickers below; one group with letters and the other with numbers. I also found perfectly cut wooden squares and rectangles. Easy peasy. Then, all I had to do was select my letters and numbers to stick on my wooden pieces. 

Voila...this is what I came up with!

{i chose to spell out: months, years...

...week, and weeks.}

I love that I saved moola making them myself, that the letters and numbers come in various fonts and colors, and that I can easily change out the words by peeling the stickers. This little project also took me less than 30 minutes to make! Now, they're just sitting on the shelf waiting for the bean to arrive. We're exactly one month from D-day! We can't wait!


Stephanie said...

I love this - so cute! And it looks really easy to make. I wish I had thought of it before Charlotte was born.

Kate (This Place is Now a Home) said...

I love love love this idea! You did such a beautiful job.

May have to DIY some of my own :)

shortie said...

Those look GREAT! I like them even better than the originals!